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If we follow these tips, we have a good start to a program.
I agree with Alan Smith, Skype is very suitable. It also allows sharing screens.
Some additional proposals:
- Timeslot: probably a time slot is most convenient for most participants on Saterday- or Sunday, since some of us will have a day job and we have to take into account time differences (assuming east/west Europe and US only). We could do a timeslot poll first amongst first participants.
- Given a chosen topic easily will take 20 minutes I propose a 60 - 90 minutes call. Agenda structure:
- Unfinished items from previous call (if any)
- 2 - 3 topics proposed by participants/initiator
- Wrap up and closure
- Topics: Most discussions already take place at the forum, Skype topics therefore should be adding something to LENR-Forum content/discussions
- Guest speakers (companies, universities, governments, specialists)
- LENR related events
- Pick 2 or 3 topics that are most discussed the last 2 weeks at LENR-Forum
Great idea and interesting comments and thoughts on how to proceed.
Got me to thinking...
Early on, Cold Fusion Now articles often focused on activism... Action intended to bring others awareness to this nascent science. Same with Infinite Energy Magazine.
We've come a long way since 2010/1990. The ever growing list of players, recent technological advances, and bold commercialization/market entry claims have made this science (perhaps no longer nascent?) an even more worthy subject for "promotional/informational activism". No one is doing this now.
ECat world rarely covers the field anymore. Dr. Bob is no longer taking it to the raves... Ego Out Blog inactive, Cold Fusion Now retired as such. Other than Infinite Energy Magazine, no one is writing in depth articles for the general public anymore. Without Eugene Mallove, most articles at IEM are conference reports intended for insiders.
I'd like weekly conferencing to fill a public relations role, i.e. the development of a dedicated public awareness/institutional outreach team. Writers articles and strategies for bringing awareness to activist groups who would see their mission strengthened with the advent of CMNS energy technology.
Video conferencing for science and research discussions... yes. Though many groups commercialisation efforts clearly prevents honest open participation. A consideration of the intention of participants may be required, especially as the field progresses and market entry goals increases competitive hidden agendas. For many reasons I feel only a small subset of researchers would participate.
Still though... I think it's a great idea.
Agenda thoughts... To decide a session's agenda topics and list them a week before the conference seems essential.
For a sample of early CF activism read the first few years of articles at CFN and the many articles by Eugene Mallove found at IEM and elsewhere.
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instead of saying Sir for instance they say Masahiro-san, where san means a token of respect ie mountain.
No, that is a completely different word origin. "San" meaning mountain is the Chinese (on-yomi) version of "yama." (山).
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